Well, even though I could do every gig I play with no effects, I'm back on them after seeing all the fun you and everyone who uses them are having. But I'm a little behind the curve since the last time I used a pedalboard onstage was 12 years ago. It mainly concerns blending...I'm thinking about running the distortion and phase/flange through the effects loop in my EBS Microbass II since it's got a blend knob. I'm not using any reverb/delay yet, but I'm thinking they would probably work best in line and unblended, as well as the octaver (never thought I'd have a use for one but I'm hooked). But I'm undecided about envelope filter and synth pedal (if I can find one that tracks well enough for me). How do you think they work blended? Are there any benefits to it, or do you think I'd be better off putting them in line? Also, do you have any strong opinions about which effects should be blended and which shouldn't that might help me out?